At the London Meetup last night, the idea of having a CiviCRM co-working day was discussed, so we are certainly planning to do that in London on CiviDay 2014 (Wednesday, January 29th), and wouldn't it be great if the same pattern could be followed around the world. The idea would be that the CiviDay Meetup in the evening would be at the same venue as the Co-Working day, ie that we book a venue for the whole day and into the evening, and that the venue has good wi-fi available and access to refreshments.
The idea of co-working is a bit like a sprint, except that you work on anything that is CiviCRM-related (eg customer-related work), rather than specifically towards the CiviCRM project as you would in a Sprint. (I regularly attend Drupal co-working days, and find them really useful as I get to meet others who work in the Drupal community, whom I would not normally get to meet, and I can ask others about how to solve particular problems, and get answers that are not only so...Read more
Last January, we have 24 amazing CiviDay meet ups in cities around the world. I looked back just now and was reminded of all the great things that came out of those meetups (including CiviCamp DC!). It was great to see existing meet ups energised and new ones started. This coming January 29th 2014, we want to repeat the success of last year, and push it up a notch.
We all know there is no better way than face-to-face meetings for properly connecting with people. IMHO, our meet ups have two main goals:
- existing users can get together, build their networks and skills, share experiences, provide support and help to each other
- people who are considering starting out with CiviCRM can talk to real people who've been using CiviCRM, hear real life success stories, find out what support is available locally, and get energised about the possibilities. ...
Ixiam will present CiviCRM in next OpenExpo CRM conference that will be offered at the Innovation Center Vaguada (Av. Monforte de Lemos, 38 – 28029 Madrid )
The 30-minute talk will be given by Alejandro Salgado, Director of Ixiam, highlighting the advantages of CiviCRM for Third Sector Organizations (TSOs).
More information can be found on the website of OpenExpo or iXiam's Blog.
As if you guys weren't sick of us already... here's post number 3.
CiviCON London reunion / Oct London Meetup
Wow, didn't that summer pass quick! No sooner did all the Brits have on our shorts then now it's raincoats and scarves.
After a brief summer hiatus while we all readjusted our wardrobes, the London meetups are back!
First off, a big thank you to all of you who came over and made CiviCON London and the post conference sprint such a special event this year. It's been fantastic to see so many different people contributing to the project and in so many different ways!
So without further ado... onto the main event! The London October meetup...
We'll be following the usual format - but this Months session will be on membership.
5.30 - 6.30 - CiviCRM Drop in - get your questions answered and get one to one help
6.30 - 8.30 - CiviCRM meet up - our agenda so far...
WORKING TOWARDS DEVELOPING A CIVICRM COMMUNITY IN MEXICO
Mónica Tapia-Alvarez and Isobel Platts-Dunn
In 2009, with Common Cause International technical assistance and while developing a new citizen advocacy model for educational reform, we assessed the importance of IT solutions for managing members, petitions and donations from a large number of citizens. The IT solutions that US-based organizations used were discarded because their license was extremely expensive for Latin American organizations (Convio annual license cost is around US$50,000) and had in-built US representatives and media that was useless for Latin American contexts.
Through searching for different tools (a search suggested by...Read more
This month's CiviCRM London Meetup will be on Wednesday 31st July, at Red Gallery (corner of Rivington Street and Shoreditch).
More information and registration here... http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=326
Wednesday 26th June 2013
Arch 462, Kingsland Viaduct
83 Rivington Street
London, EC2 3AY
5:50pm - 8:30pm
Register here... http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=316
Tonight found Giant Rabbit hosting the local CiviMeetup in Berkeley, CA, where we talked Drupal Webform Tips and Tricks (and if you want to support CiviCRM payment integration in Drupal webforms, you might consider giving a few dollars to our Make It Happen Campaign) and a few basic data how to's.
We had a good mix of WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal users, and Civi users old a new - and a good mix of cocktails to ease us out of the workday.
Oh, and then there was the CiviCRM Trailer. That happened.
A small but very enthusiastic group came. We decided to move the meetup to the second Wednesday of each month. The location may alternate between Clearwater and Plant City, FL. Each person described their use of CiviCRM and many questions were asked and answered. Don Latshaw, fresh from CiviCon in SF presented "What's new in 4.3". There was an equal mix of Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress users. The next meetup will be June 12th and we'll look at CiviCase in depth.